Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341937 (stock #MA1519)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A gorgeous Maya cylinder from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 250 - 600 AD. This beautiful polychrome is 6-1/4" high, 5-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with a trio of complex water symbols. A band of glyphs encircles the rim. Intact, with brilliant colors and strong mineral deposits, even the interior is painted with an orange wash.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340560 (stock #MA1027)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A striking Maya polychrome plate from Guatemala, ca. 600 - 900 AD. The plate is 12-3/4" in diameter and shows a frontal image of Tlaloc as a War Deity. The other objects shown are probably eccentric flint forms for bloodletting rituals. A drilled kill hole in its center conveys the plate's importance, having served a ceremonial function. Professionally restored from 5 pieces with no new material added. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks. Makes an impressive display and comes wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1339747 (stock #CV225)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A lovely Chavin stone bowl or mortar from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This fine example is 2-7/8” in diameter and is carved from fine-grained, light brown stone. Beautifully polished and extensively used. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1337992 (stock #PNG77)
Arte Xibalba
$85.00
A trio of ear plugs from Papua New Guinea. They range from 2-1/2” to 3-3/8” in diameter and are made from coconut. Each is decorated with a nicely carved design. A rare find in this condition, all with intact stems. $85
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1336353 (stock #MA1759)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A marvelous Maya cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This choice example is 6-7/8” high, 5-1/2” in diameter, it is decorated with carved zoomorphic and stucco covered registers that are fertility related. The two carved bands depict frogs and are accented with highly burnished black slip. The intervening bands are ribbed and covered with blue and red stucco, with the broad rim band retaining some of the original designs painted in white, blue and yellow. Strong mineral deposit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1335447 (stock #MA797)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A large Maya cylinder vase from Jutiapa in southern Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant, corseted creamware beaker is 9-3/4" high, 6-1/2" wide at the flaring rim and is decorated with a trio of deeply incised Moan birds. The large birds are executed in fine detail and remnants of rare negative resist paint are still visible. The rim band consists of molded glyphs, a characteristic type for vessels from Jutiapa. This large, showy vessel is in excellent condition, with good mineral deposits ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1331301 (stock #EC86)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
An exceptional Guangala shell carving from Ecuador, ca. 400 BC – 500 AD. This rare amulet is 3” high and depicts a beautifully detailed shaman. He is posed standing, shown in the characteristic profile, with an inlaid bead used to create the eye. Perfect, with good mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1940 item #1331193 (stock #AF167)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A superbly carved Hemba fly whisk from the D.R. Congo region, ca. early 20th century. Overall length is 13”, with the hollowed out head designed to hold another object. Lovely patina from extensive usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1331187 (stock #AI143)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A 12" long strand of shell beads from Illinois (Cahokia?), consisting of white shell tubes with 12 zoomorphic pendants. A rare find in excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1331103 (stock #IC29)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A great Ica polychrome bowl from Peru, ca. 900 - 1500 AD. This rare, large example is 8" in diameter, has a convex bottom and is decorated with the traditional geometric designs characteristic of the type. Intact, with strong paint and extensive mineral deposits.

Cf. Donnan "Ceramics of Ancient Peru", page 104 - 105 for similar examples from the Fowler Museum and the Museum of Natural History.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1331100 (stock #MA978)
Arte Xibalba
$650.00
An excellent Maya polychrome jar from the Ulua Valley of Honduras, ca. 500 - 800 AD. This fine example is 6-3/4" high and represents a phytomorphic form, probably a pumpkin, on a flared pedestal base, which is decorated with pyramid symbols characteristic of the type. The two sides of the chamber reflect the male-female duality motif and the elongated neck is decorated with a rim band of jaguar-headed birds. Intact, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and just a few spots of minor slip de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1330074 (stock #IN659)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A rare Inca wood conopa from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. It is 3-1/4” long and has a beautifully carved head, detailed with finely incised teeth. Lovely patina from extensive handling.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1325269 (stock #NY201)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A lovely Nayarit female figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC - 300 AD. This extensively painted figurine is 5-5/8” high and depicts a female seated on a two-legged stool. She is adorned with a necklace and clothing that is created with cream paint over the red slip. A choice intact example, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1323136 (stock #AF135)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A choice Ogboni Society figure from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, West Africa, early 20th Century. This finely sculpted bronze figure is 5” high and depicts a kneeling female with hands clasped. She is adorned with a fancy headdress and a necklace with a pendant in the form of a soul disk. Beautifully detailed, nice patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1311436 (stock #CC140)
Arte Xibalba
$500.00
A rare Cocle figural effigy from Panama, ca. 600 – 800 AD. This eerie Conte style piece is 8” high and depicts a masked deity or demonic figure with arms spread, feet resting on the flared base and teeth visible in the open mouth. The characteristic C-Y scrolls cover the entire body and four spikes protrude from the back of the head. Heavy mineral deposits, minor restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1308786 (stock #CO1069)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A fine Pihuamo figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This seated male is 6” high and depicts an individual with hands resting on the knees. He is wearing a simple headdress and is adorned with large ear ornaments and bracelets. Intact, with good mineral deposits. Museum deaccession.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1261647 (stock #IC34)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A lovely Ica polychrome olla from Peru, ca. 900 – 1500 AD. This ovoid form vessel is 5-1/2” high and is decorated with the intricate designs characteristic of this type. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1246537 (stock #CO941)
Arte Xibalba
$650.00
A superb Colima bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice Comala phase example is 7-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with a trio of serpents, executed in relief. The slip is highly burnished and shows good mineral deposits, with strong calcification on the inside.